100 Years - Birthday Remembrance
Sunday April 13th 1913 was the birth of John Markham that is 100 years ago this weekend. Dad lived a fulfilled life and was called to his eternal reward on August 28th 2007, just six years ago. His legacy will always be remembered. Ireland in 1913 was of great difference to the present day. No luxuries, Ireland was making a recovery from landlordism. James Larkin organised the Dublin Lock Out Strike and we also saw W.B. Yeats poem 'September 1913' being published by the Irish Times. Edward Carson formed the Ulster Volunteer Force, while the Home Rule Bill was carried in the House of Commons. In 1913 the Irish Citizen Army was set up by James Connolly. The great boxer Jack Doyle was born in 1913 also in that year we saw the birth of Cardinal William Conway and the actor Niall McGinnis.

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in the morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
I remember, I remember

The roses red and white,

The violets, and the lily-cups,

those flowers made of light!



 1936 Photograph - John Markham, winner of cross country race. Age 23

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